DJ working the turntables at a past Saturdays Off the 405
The J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide array of inspiring performances and films by world-caliber artists.

Reflecting the breadth of the collection, programs range from classic to contemporary—including concerts, theater, and cinema.

Event Highlights

All upcoming performances and films are listed on our event calendar. Featured upcoming events:

At the Getty Center

Family Festival Celebrating The Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World

Saturday, June 15, 2019,
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Getty Center

Free; no reservations required.

Lions and tigers and bears and...unicorns and bearded dragons? OH MY! Find delight and wonder in fantastic animals, real and imagined, who will roam the Getty Center inspired by the exhibition The Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World. Become a winged, hoofed, or scaled animal yourself through hands-on demonstrations, performances, and workshops. Whether you prefer real or fanciful creatures, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this beastly festival!

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At the Getty Villa

Villa Theater Lab:
Trojan War

Friday & Saturday,
May 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
May 18, 2019 at 3:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Getty Villa, Villa Auditorium

Ticket required; $7.

This play reaches back to the ancient history of Western culture, seeking the sources of today's conflicts in order to resolve the symptoms of widespread border clashes and national egoism. Trojan War is directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, artistic director of acclaimed Polish theater TR Warszawa.

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Music, Dance, and Spoken Word

Tuvan throat singers Chirgilchin performing at a past Getty Center concert
Saturday Nights at the Getty
The Getty Center
An eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, and spoken word. Learn more...

Off the 405
The Getty Center
Outdoor concerts by emerging bands and DJs. Learn more...

Selected Shorts
The Getty Center
Actors from stage, screen, and television read classic and new short fiction.
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Sounds of L.A.
The Getty Center
World music that reflects L.A.'s cultural mix. Learn more...

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Performance of The Wasps at a past Villa Theater Lab
Villa Theater Lab
The Getty Villa
New adaptations of Greek and Roman plays and contemporary works inspired by ancient literature. Learn more...

Outdoor Theater Production
The Getty Villa
The annual theatrical production in the Outdoor Classical Theater. Learn more...

Villa Play-Reading Series
The Getty Villa
"Script-in-hand" renditions of lesser-known Greek and Roman plays in translation. Learn more...

Villa Premiere Presentation
The Getty Villa
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Film and Video

Film Series
The Getty Center and The Getty Villa
Forgotten classics, crowd favorites, and new discoveries, along with occasional screenings of experimental films and videos by 20th-century artists.